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twitter is you can see in real time what people say. so judith brown's advancement project informed me that we have 13,000 different voting jurisdictions. not just 50 states. it's 13,000 jurisdictions. so 13,000 different ways to vote. and i think we need to do what the right did after 2008. they had a plan around all these voting suppression laws. and they implemented them especially after the 2010 midterms. what is -- for progressives, what's the plan to take up this issue that's not sexy for four years in between elections and then all of a sudden the month or two life the election we get all energized about it? what ate plan over the next four years, eight years to make voting a constitutional right? >> and nothing that judith brown is on that -- the fact is there are group, folks like the brennan center and like the advancement project. but i do think it still requires our elected officials despite the fact that they have the economy to deal with and immigration and health care and all that, i do think it ultimately will require at the federal level some support in saying this is
in black and brown community, not sending out flyers with the wrong date. >> reasonable people can agree on that. are you talking about don't purge them from the roles because they're registered to vote in three other states? that's where i think people -- we want to encourage everybody who is eligible to vote to vote. >> the fact is they're not going to cast their vote in three states. they're not going to get on a plane and go to three different states and cast three different votes. and the idea that one should be disenfranchised because you didn't purge yourself when you moved -- >> that's the election board's responsibility. >> that's also not the real world example. the real world example you want to talk about is what happened in florida and colorado where we had secretary of states inflate the number of people supposedly not eligible and they used bad matching criteria, used outdated lists and scared people into believing that there were lots of noncitizens on the roles. >> and they used latino last names as a way -- >> asking them to fight for it. >> right. show it and fight for
following hurricane katrina. none was more stunning than that of former fema chief, michael brown. so stunning i thought it deserved an open letter. dear michael, it is me, melissa. you won't mind if i call you bro brownie. i feel you have a few choice words for president obama about his response to hurricane sandy. you actually said, one thing he is gonna be asked is, why did he jump on the hurricane so quickly and go back to d.c. so quick? actually, no. no one is going to ask the president of the united states why he responded so quickly to an unprecedented weather event threatening millions. why? because while it is bad manners to show up early for a dinner party, it is a great idea to show up early to disaster response. i am a little taken aback that you don't already know this after you and your boss, wfrm"w fumbled the response to hurricane katrina. the report reads fema's efforts to support state emergency management and to repair the federal response and recovery were insufficient for an event of hurricane katrina's magnitude. your agency was described as overwhelmed the first
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